Dog Food Reviews – One Big Mistake to Avoid

Dog Food ReviewsA conscientious dog owner is one who looks into dog food reviews with health and nutrition in mind.

There are those who insist on feeding their dog a certain diet just because of price or a popular name. They may take on a certain dog food diet because their vet recommended it or because their neighbor uses the same product.

However, a dog cannot gain its nutrition from cost or brand. The truly concerned dog owner knows a food source must be well assimilated by their dog’s digestive system as well. This means exploring all the options between raw meat diets and commercial dog foods.

One major point you might consider as you read dog food reviews is that commercial dog foods are a fairly new area of dog nutrition and when comparing it to a raw food diet that canines have thrived on for millions of years, you’d wonder why vets insist on commercial diets as the superior choice? Perhaps this has to do with the fact that dog food companies fund veterinary organizations and pay vets to promote and sell their product.

Take a look at the dog health statistics for canned and kibble fed dogs:

  • Dog cancer is now the number one cause of death for the domesticated dog.
  • 85% of dogs by age four will suffer from periodontal disease.
  • 25% of dogs the world over are obese (National Research Council).
  • In the U.S., one in five of dogs suffers arthritis.
  • Nearly a third of all dogs suffer from allergies that cause scratching and ear infections.
  • Surveys in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Denmark put the average life span of most dog breeds at ten to thirteen years when the average age of a natural fed dog is seventeen to nineteen years.
  • Over 70% of blocked anal sac gland cases are due to canned and packaged food.

It would seem that the ingredients of dog food, the spoiled rejected grains, rancid commercial cooking oil, shop spoiled packaged food waste unfit for human consumption, dead, disabled, diseased and dying animals do not help a dog thrive.

What the Best Dog Food Reviews Leave Out?

Usually missing from dog food reviews is, Mother Nature created the canine species over millions of years ago when there were no veterinarians or pet food companies in sight. Yet somehow, the species managed to survive. It is true the path between wild dogs and domesticated dogs has split, yet nothing can change the physiology set in place millions of years ago.

Domesticated dogs are still designed to assimilate the nutrients they need from raw meat diets. They are simply unable to stay healthy on a diet that has been cooked and is comprised of a congealed, chemical laden grain base.

As stated by Dr. Tom Lonsdale BVet Med, MRCVS, “The procession of sick and bedraggled dogs and cats visiting my veterinary practice all had one thing in common- they were fed on the commercial canned and dried foods.”

Here’s what a dog owner using a fresh raw food diet had to say:

“For years I thought it was ‘normal’ to expect the odd health problem but somehow my share seemed to be growing along with the vet fees …

My veterinarian bills were huge as more or less continually there was one problem or another to fix… now in the thousands per year…

Every single condition I had a problem with vanished after several months … My vet bills shrank from literally thousands to almost zero within a couple of months… just wonderful.” Madeline, Blaze, Cody, Sky, Star and Keisha

Watch the short video below for what makes the best dog food in the world.

The Healthiest Dog Food in the World

You might realize that if you’re looking at dog food reviews natural dog food has been excluded from the review.  Why?  Because the dog food reviews compare commercial dog food choices only.  So imagine if the review was between natural and commercial diets, there would be no comparison which means natural diets are the clear winner for real long tern sustainable dog health and wellbeing.

Get my free report below and discover how big a difference a fresh food diet can make to your dogs life.

About Dan

Dan is an experienced dog nutrition and home remedy specialist, helping pet parents heal chronic dog health problems with healthier kibble, home cooked and raw food diets and using effective, safer natural home remedies for a healthier, happier and longer lived dog.


  1. I have been reading all the stuff on your website and i have 1 question for you will the raw diet help my 2 yr old german shepherd who has EPI with a score of 0.6 live to be a normal dog cause right now he went from 92 pounds to 77 pounds and he now has to be on a low fat,low fiber no grain diet with enzymes everyday and im looking to improve his health before i lose him.

  2. Hi, I’m sorry to here your dog hass EPI. In my view your dog is crying out for just this diet!

    The commercial food you have been giving your dog has led to this condition. He’s in desperate need of natural enzymes, quality proteins and other essential elements in his diet not presently available causing the pancreas to chronic struggle. My advice is to start him on a diet of raw beef pancreas, raw green tripe and several raw meat on the bone choices (chicken, lamb, pork, beef)… think half chicken frame, large piece of lamb breast, lamb ribs with plenty of meat on, some pork belly, pork trotter etc. So plenty of meat and bone together with tripe every 3rd day and beef pancreas twice weekly. Use filtered water to drink and stop all medications and enzyme supplements-leave it all natural food based. He should pick up and get back to normal in several months time and be fighting fit with balanced weight again… just let the food do the healing. When he’s back to a weight your happy with, fast him one day a week-just water.

    I have no background to your dog regarding health, disposition and immunisation history but this is my immediate reccomendation. For much more on diet change get my book-top right on home page. Stay in touch and let me know how you get on ok.

  3. thanks for all your info, and i will be glad to try it, he is fully up to date on shots,always been healthy till this which started about 3 months ago,temperment is outstanding he is out of imported german parents, i bought him for a working dog. have started him on raw chicken neck bones,with hearts,liver and leg quarters and stool has gotten much better no sibo,but finding raw pancreas is a problem out here. just called a friend to see if she can get any.and i will get your book this week and keep you updated thank you.

  4. hi dan sorry but i can not get raw pancreas here is the usa,fda does not allow it to be sold so now i have a problem,what else do you think i can use?

  5. Hi Deanna
    Tripe is a good bet-great nutrient profile.

  6. Hi Dan- My German Shepherd has had skin issues and chapped nose. Vet thinks it is chicken/beef intolerance and maybe grains. I started him on a raw diet for evening and high quality dry food grainfree for morning. Skin and nose got better also treating with hot-spot ointment. Now seems like he might have DM[wobbly, worn back nails and scrapes on feet, back legs looking thin] and has black skin with no fur all across the groin. What do you suggest?

  7. Hi Debbie,
    Sorry for late reply, site down with server issues for nearly two weeks.

    Your GS is suffering from lack of nutrition and allergies. You are also complicating matters feeding a mixed diet.

    This is what to do:

    1-Stop the dry food immediately (cause of allergies).
    2-Find raw green tripe locally (shop) or frozen boxed delivery over the internet (awesome health food bar none)
    3-Mean while start with chicken (it’s fine) and feed large chunks like half chicken at a time and let your dog break it up his self (good for dog’s wellbeing).
    4-Feed chicken all first week and all tripe second week, then start to add in other meats on the bone your dog takes a liking to. Think beef, lamb, turkey, fish, venison, veal…
    5-Filtered or mineral water never tap.

    Thats it in a nutshell (get my book if you want much more). He will pick up within weeks and get some bounce in his rear end plus the fur back over time. The commercial dog food has taken it’s toll by lack of quality nutrition and striping him of collagen which makes legs stiff and the additives lead to DM. Now he will pick up and lead a much more dignified life with a stable mind and some joy to boot.

    Get started right away and let me know how he gets on.

  8. Hi,

    I have two pitbulls, one is 5 mos and the other is 9 mos. the 5 mos is presently on meds for mites contacted from mom at birth, according to vet. Both dogs are healthy and I want to keep them that way. Should I start them on raw meat feeding, even chicken bones? I’ve been lead to believe dogs should never eat small bones such as chicken bones because the bone is sharp and will cut stomach linings? I’d appreciate a feed back, please. So if I feed them raw meat, how much do I feed them like 4oz, 6oz, 16oz? Is store bought meat okay, do I feed them frozen or thawed out? So sorry for so many questions.

  9. Hi Joan, the mites read like mange mites and are a problem because of a compromised immune system. A solution of 1 part Neem oil and 5 parts any olive or vegetable cooking oil rubbed all over will cure the mites and a change in diet to raw food will boost the immune system to end such a condition from returning.

    Chicken bones, any bones as long as they are raw are fine and necessary for optimum health. Just feed large pieces bigger then can be swallowed whole ie full frames or quarters. Feed 3% of total lean body weight per day to start. Store bought meat is fine. Feed frozen sometimes in summer for extra teeth cleaning and employment.

    Questions are good, I’m here for dogs : ).

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